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KUCHING, Aug 13: Top doubles badminton players can look forward to over RM20,000 worth of prize money for the Sarawak Energy Cup 2019.
The annual event held since 2016 will take place from Sept 5-8 at Sentosa Sports Centre, here.
The tournament features team events comprising the following categories: Men’s Doubles Open, Novice Men’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles (Invitation Category), Men’s Doubles Mix (Open and Invitation), and Men’s Doubles Veteran.
“The games will be played on a group league system in the first round followed by single knock-out system with quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final play-off.
“Matches will be played on a 21-point 3 game system. Each player is permitted to participate in one tie per match,” said Sarawak Energy in a statement.
The main prize for the team events is the Sarawak Energy Cup with accompanying cash prizes and medals, followed by the Sarawak Energy Plate and Sarawak Energy Shield.
The winning team of the Sarawak Energy Cup will take home RM8,000, a trophy and medals, while the first runner-up will receive RM4,000 and medals. Semi-finalists will receive RM2,000 each.
The Sarawak Energy Plate team winner will get RM2,000, while first runner-up and quarter-finalists would receive RM1,000 and RM500 respectively.
The winning team of the Sarawak Energy Shield will bag RM500, while first runner-up will receive RM300.
Participation is only open to Sarawakians but the Invitation Category in the Men’s Doubles and Men’s Doubles Mix is open to non-Sarawakians.
The closing date for registration is by 12pm on Aug 29, after which a draw for the teams’ placement will be conducted at 11am on Sept 4 at Menara Sarawak Energy.
There is a non-refundable registration fee of RM300.
More information on the tournament and registration forms can be obtained at Sarawak Energy’s official website, www.sarawakenergy.com.my or Sarawak Energy’s official Facebook account.
Information can also be obtained from Sarawak Energy Cup 2019 committee members – Stephen Yee (019-8880341) and Kelvin Jee (012-8787533). — DayakDaily